Recruitment | The Mary Rose
Recruitment at The Mary Rose

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Jobs at The Mary Rose

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Current vacancies

Conservation Engineer

Hours: Full-time
Salary: £28,000

Location:  Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth


The Mary Rose Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Conservation Engineer to join our world-renowned team.

The Conservation Engineer will be responsible for engineering related to environmental control systems, the structure of the Mary Rose hull and the overall energy efficiency of the organisation. The aim of the role is to ensure we care for our unique collection of over 19,000 artefacts in the most energy-efficient way, thereby safeguarding it for future generations whilst minimising the impact on climate change. It will involve working with external partners such as contractors for our environmental control systems and academic institutions on related research projects. There will be the opportunity to present work to a variety of audiences such as museum staff and visitors, at relevant conferences, through the development and delivery of learning activities and the supervision of students working on related projects.

If you have the relevant qualifications and skillset and are looking to apply them to a role that will have progress collection care and associated climate impact, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Contract Type:        Permanent
Start Date:               As soon as possible
Location:                 Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth
Salary:                     £28,000 per annum
Hours of work:        Full time

If you are interested in applying for the role, please see the Role Profile on our website and apply with a CV and covering letter (of a maximum 2 sides of A4), demonstrating how you meet the role specification to Michelle Rickman, Executive Assistant.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th May 2021. 
If you do not hear from us by Friday 28th May 2021, then on this occasion you have not been shortlisted.

Due to the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic and in accordance with government guidelines, online interviews will be made by arrangement with shortlisted candidates.



Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

Buggy Driver


We are currently recruiting a number of new Volunteer Buggy Drivers to assist those with mobility needs by driving between the entrance of the Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose.  As a member of our team, full training will be provided.

One of our regular drivers had the following to say about driving the buggy: -

‘I had recently retired and was looking for an interest to fill my time.  I volunteer for the Mary Rose Museum as a buggy driver two days a week days.  It has given me the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the World and all walks of life.  I love to chat to them and listen to their enthusiasm regarding their Mary Rose experience.’

If you are over the age of 21, hold a full, clean driving licence, interested in volunteering at the Mary Rose and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome Volunteers


Work alongside our friendly Guest Relations Team at the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you will meet and greet visitors and engage with them in making the most of their visit, including signposting to what is on that day.  You will also have the opportunity to assist with manning the information desk.

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.